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Senior Optical Engineer


Role Description

The optics group at Nova is looking for a Senior Optical Engineer to take responsibility for the optics team’s diverse development activities related to high-end, multidisciplinary optical metrology tools

  • Nova provides insights into process control in the world’s most technologically advanced industry. We employ physics, math, algorithms, software, and hardware expertise to redefine the limits of possible in semiconductors’ manufacturing.
  • We invite you to join our dreamers and winners! Brilliant high-aimers who see impossible as the starting point to exciting challenges, and work together in multidisciplinary global teams to find answers.
  • We dive deep into the nanometric and atomic levels to extract unique insights and provide our customers and partners with crucial decision-making data. Each and every one of us helps redefine what people can achieve through technology. 

You’ll be joining the Optics group:

  • The optics group is responsible for the whole optical path of the Nova tools starting from the light sources, through core optical components, and to the sensors
  • The optical path of Nova tools consists of diverse high-end elements from different optics branches providing state-of-the-art performance at the system level.
  • Group members are involved in diverse development phases starting from initial research and characterization, through concept design and feasibility study, to the final design and qualification.
  • All team members operate in a multi-tasking environment, leading various research, design, and engineering activities in parallel.


What will you do as a Senior Optical Engineer?

  • Lead optics team research, designs, deliveries, and support.
  • Take the role of technical authority for the team’s activities, among them: Developing physical models, conducting optical system design, Performing simulations and analyses of tool-related physical effects, conducting lab tests for feasibility studies, root cause analysis, and design qualifications, full responsibility for the light sources, optical fibers, optical modules, managing vendors and controlling their activities.
  • Establish strong interfaces with surrounding HW and system teams to ensure aligned delivery of combined optomechanical and electro-optical modules
  • Take an active role in the development process, representing optics team perspective: concept and feasibility studies, specifications definition, design reviews, and test reviews.
  • Own the team’s deliverables documentation required to support transfer to production and service processes (operational descriptions and diagrams, alignment and test procedures, troubleshooting guides)


What will make you succeed in the role?

  • Independent and proactive
  • Methodical and organized
  • Collaboration with other system and HW teams


  • MSc or Ph.D. in Physics or Optical Engineering
  • At least 5 years of practical hands-on experience in the development and characterization of complex systems, including light sources, imaging and illumination systems, sensors
  • Experience in the design and implementation of lab setups for measuring optical effects and performance
  • Proficiency with MATLAB and/or Python (Python preferred)
  • Knowledge of optical design software (Zemax, CodeV) - advantage
  • Image processing skills - advantage
  • Experience in equipment for the semiconductor industry – advantage

The extra spice

  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Independent, motivated, and enthusiastic about breakthroughs
  • Fast learner

We’re committed to building a diverse organization with a unique sense of belonging.

We strive to expand our multidisciplinary platform with diverse talents and inspire the various segments of society.

Our organization fosters an inclusive, open-minded, and accepting environment.

We respect all individuals and ensure everyone is seen, heard, valued, and respected.

At Nova, we believe in diversity.

We are committed to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

Qualified applicants will be considered for open positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects society through inclusive programs and initiatives such as equal pay, employee resource groups, accommodated facilities, and more.

Nova welcomes all dimensions of diversity!

If you need assistance due to a disability, you may contact us at Talents@novami.com

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